It was only a matter of time before somebody makes a hipster 3D printer. Nope, it’s not “deconstructed,” but this super lux 3D printer features a uniquely leather and brass design.
Manufacturers say that Pam — a new 3D printer made by Pollen — is aimed at the designers who are looking to create bespoke products. The highlight is that it has a printing resolution of up to 40 μ and can work with up to four different materials at the same time. It has a pellet system that is supported by the likes of colorFabb and has "the largest range" of materials available – from thermoplastics to silicones, offering transparency, flexibility, elasticity, a range of colors, and even food-safe surfaces. Serious designers can raise the game and combine four different materials or colors if that’s your thing, in a single product.
Pollen says this top-of-the-line 3D printer can use silicon, composites or filled materials and should also be able to cope with certain metals, as it can heat up to 660 degrees Fahrenheit. It can produce transparent materials, too and can combine the different base elements to create a gradient material with different properties. The options are endless for designers.
Price Tag That May Break The Bank
Pam also comes with its own software, Honeyprint, which can be controlled remotely from "any device" and has its own API for managing printing tasks at a distance. But all these fancy features (not just the leather and brass) come with a price tag of €8,000 or $8,900. The company predicts the price will double to €16,000 in 2017 with a shipping date of April next year.
Well, you know brass and leather don't come cheap.